Embrace Wisdom in Your Home (2)
by Pastor Faith Oyedepo, Week 3, August, 2006
You are blessed in Jesus’ name! I count it a great privilege to share God’s Word with you today. I started this teaching by taking you through kinds of wisdom and how to connect to God’s wisdom and last week, I focused on how you can walk in wisdom as a man in your home. Today, I want to concentrate on women and how they can also walk in divine wisdom.
Wisdom is hearing the sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ and doing them. It is the correct application of knowledge. It demands that you take steps in applying correctly the knowledge that God is bringing your way today via this teaching. Only then, will you begin to reap the fruits of a successful home. The Bible says, Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock (Matthew 7:24).
Wisdom is the principal thing on which all other things rest. A home is meant to be built in order for it to be successful. The Bible says, Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established (Proverbs 24:3). Therefore, to build a successful home, wisdom is required.
It is very important to know that every woman, according to God’s own design has a home and whatever becomes of that home depends on the woman. The wise woman will always do all things to make her home a delighted place. The Word of God says, Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands (Proverbs 14:1). Don’t operate in foolishness. Don’t pluck down your home, operate in the wisdom of God. Abide with God’s instructions. They are not grievous. Even if you happen to be married to a man whose level of understanding is lower than yours, remember Abigail. Through her wisdom and understanding, she saved her home even though she had a foolish husband. The Word of God says, Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb (1 Samuel 25:3).
Identify your husband’s weaknesses, and help him to work on them. Learn to appreciate his good points, point out his mistakes in a kind and loving manner. This is God’s wisdom. Embrace it. If you abide by God’s instruction, it will make your home precious before God and before men. Below is a testimony of a sister who wisely applied God’s word as she was taught and obtained a positive result.
“I’ve been married for over 12 years now and what I’m enjoying now, I’ve never enjoyed since I got married. Our mother in the Lord preached that day and laid emphasis on wives being submissive to their husbands in everything, just like the church submits to Christ. She also said we were to be submissive in everything. I didn’t realize that I wasn’t totally submissive to him. I wept so much in church that day and went to the Lord saying, ‘Lord, from this day, I know that obedience is the key.’ And ever since that day I’ve been enjoying what all my fasting and binding couldn’t deliver to me. I had done so many things to get my husband to love me—fasted, bound, loosed—but I thank God that now it’s like I’m wedded anew. Not quite long, to confirm God’s faithfulness in my home, my husband gave me a cheque of One Hundred Thousand Naira, which I have cashed. I now enjoy peace, love and harmony. The Lord has turned around the tide, just through my obedience to the Word. Praise God.”- Adebayo, L.
When you embrace God’s wisdom, your home begins to shine as gold. People cannot help but be attracted to you, just as the glitter of gold attracts people. The Word of God says, Who is as the wise man’ and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing’ A man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine (Ecclesiastes 8:1). I see you shinning more and more in your family life and in all your endeavour in life in Jesus’ name!
Knowing how to apply the knowledge of the Word of God is wisdom. It will help you to know how to speak positive and edifying words to your spouse, relate with your in-laws in genuine love. Wisdom is therefore, the principal thing in marriage. A wise woman will always know when, how and where to present matters before her husband. There is a due season for every word, you don’t just open your mouth anyhow to speak to your husband when you know it is not a proper time. The Word of God says, She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness (Proverbs 31:26).
As a woman, you need to operate in God’s wisdom for your family. This kind of wisdom can only come by surrendering your life to Christ. If you are reading this article and you are not born again, you need to do so today because tomorrow might be too late. Are you ready’ You need to say this prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose on the third day. Forgive me my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today.